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Corsica Yacht Charter on board Superyacht CALLIOPE

February 26, 2015

A beautiful vessel cruising around beautiful places! Italy and France charter yacht Calliope is ready for summer cruising, offering unforgettable West Mediterranean yacht vacations, in the lap of luxury and opulence. Jump aboard and choose your preferred itinerary from amongst such renowned Mediterranean destinations as Naples, the chic French Riviera or the spectacular islands of Sicily, Sardinia and of course Corsica yacht charter. As shown in the below video by her builder Holland Jachtbouw, superyacht Calliope has everything that it takes to create a one-of-a-kind luxury yacht charter experience, satisfying even the most discerning of clients.

Calliope yacht was launched in 2010 and is an exceptional 42-metre gentleman’s yacht with immaculate style and comfort aboard. She has a modern-classic interior, boasting weathered limed oak and elegant classical architecture, combined with modern furnishing.

“I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had on Calliope this past week! The crew and service was absolutely amazing!!! They really make the experience what it is!”

Holland Jachtbouw Motor Yacht Calliope - Photo credit to Nicolas Claris

Holland Jachtbouw Motor Yacht Calliope – Photo credit to Nicolas Claris

One of the predominant features of Calliope is her offset spiral staircase, connecting all three of her decks. The panoramic vistas through the underside of these steps make it a true masterpiece.

Spiral Staircase Calliope Motoryacht

Spiral Staircase Calliope Motoryacht

Rhoades Young-designed interior incorporates a relaxed lounge and dining area on the main deck, which can be separated by a hidden shoji screen on demand. The Master stateroom has a private library, a comfortable full-beam lounge and his/her bathroom with dressing rooms. The suite also offers fabulous panoramic views of the yacht’s surroundings.

Main Deck Dining Area on superyacht Calliope - Interior by Rhoades Young Design

Main Deck Dining Area on superyacht Calliope – Interior by Rhoades Young Design

The bridge deck features mainly teak, with the sky lounge spreading most of the full beam. The entire aft deck and saloon unify into one inside-out area, thanks to the huge sliding doors that open to the aft deck. This spacious area represents a fantastic place to socialise and relax, while Calliope superyacht is at anchor.

Main Deck Aft - Calliope Yacht designed by Rhoades Young

Main Deck Aft – Calliope Yacht designed by Rhoades Young

“Everything was wonderful! Today we came back to reality and I am really missing everyone. It really was a perfect experience and we could not have asked for anything more. Thanks for all your help!”

Bridge deck aft Calliope Yacht

Bridge deck aft Calliope Yacht

Corsica Yacht Charter

Belonging to France, Corsica is located in the Mediterranean Sea offering spectacular geographical diversity. From chic costal towns, beautiful bays and beaches right through to dense forests and breathtaking natural wonders, Croatia yacht charter offers something for everyone. Spend the day sailing and enjoying some of the fantastic bays around Porto Vecchio, said to be one of the most distinguished harbours in Europe. Continue south to the lovely Bonifaccio on the southernmost tip of the island and breathe in the irresistible fascination of this old town, dazzlingly resting atop an imposing cliff. Bonifaccio has plenty of charming restaurants and local bars to sample.

Corsica

Corsica

Leaning on the side of the most beautiful gulf in the world, Ajaccio protrudes elegance and charm. The Gulf of Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a place of alluring appeal, with pink granite rocks seemingly plummeting into the sea. The Golf of Valinco is a lovely bay on the west coast of Corsica. Here, set on a golden beach you can visit the delightful little town of Cappiciolo or you can visit the main town with lively ports, Propriano.

Your Corsica yacht holiday could include a lovely cruise to the La Maddalena Archipelago; a National Park between Corsica and Sardinia. The archipelago is made of Seven Isles of immense splendour and belongs to the protected International Park of the Bocche di Bonifaccio. These islands are practically intact, with pink granite and white or rose coloured sand beaches, surrounded by sparkling blue waters. More about Corsica…

If we have captured your attention and you would like to find out more about the beautiful Motor Yacht CALLIOPE or luxury yacht charter in general, please contact our experienced brokers here for free and unbiased assistance.

 

 

New images of Tony Castro-designed 68m Explorer Superyacht concept

February 23, 2015

Tony Castro Design has proudly released the new images of their Explorer Superyacht concept, based on an established platform at Sunrise Yachts, Turkey. Measuring 68 metres with a beam of 13 metres, the 68m Tony Castro motor yacht concept can comfortably sleep 12 guests and 15 crew.

68m Tony Castro Explorer Superyacht Concept

68m Tony Castro Explorer Superyacht Concept

Designed from the outset as a serious world cruising and personal exploration vessel, the 68m Tony Casto capable yacht is for adventurers who want to circle the globe- a real Range Rover of the seas. Her sturdy and heavily outfitted design can withstand any weather conditions whilst providing spacious and luxurious accommodation.

68m Tony Castro Yacht Concept - aft view

68m Tony Castro Yacht Concept – aft view

You will see by its purposeful looking profile, the heritage of the offshore supply vessels and long range fishing ships – designs borne out of the worst weather that nature can throw at them.  She is a robust ship of proven seakeeping ability combined with a super-efficient hull, created using Tony Castro’s well established Naval Architecture credentials coupled with the latest CFD techniques. The result?  Greater efficiency and vaster cruising range to explore further than typical yachts of this size.

68m Tony Castro Motor Yacht Concept by night

68m Tony Castro Motor Yacht Concept by night

The 68m Tony Castro luxury yacht concept is intended as a very modern ship altogether, yet with rugged utilitarian looking aesthetics, but closer inspection will reveal a modern elegance.  With the geometric clean lines and architectural glazing, she will present a commanding presence whenever entering port.  With a large carrying capacity for toys and tenders, she is capable of carrying a helicopter in a climate controlled garage, twin limo tenders, car, submarine, jet skis, paddleboards and a variety of inflatables water toys.

68m Tony Castro Superyacht Concept - Exterior

68m Tony Castro Superyacht Concept – Exterior

Offering amazing levels of comfort and a chic interior in a style to suit the owner, her unique layout holds a full beam enclosed observation deck with opening roof, cinema, beach club, sauna, scuba diving pool, gymnasium, pool, wine cellar and ample space to accommodate a total of 12 guests.

68m Tony Castro Luxury Yacht Concept - Beach Club

68m Tony Castro Luxury Yacht Concept – Beach Club

Many of her design features are intended to make exploring a real pleasure, able to see and observe the environment you travel through with large windows providing great visibility to the outside, making you feel at one with the environment.

68m Tony Castro Yacht Concept - HeliDeck

68m Tony Castro Yacht Concept – HeliDeck

Technical Specifications of the 68m Tony Castro Explorer Yacht Concept 

LOA : 68.4m

LWL : 60M

BEAM (MAX) : 12.9M

DRAFT : 3.5M

Accommodation:

1 Master Cabin

1 VIP Suite

4 Guest Cabins

Crew Accommodation:

1 Captain’s Cabin

1 First Officers Cabin

1 Engineers Cabin

6 Double Crew Cabins

 

 

Classic Motor Yacht FULL MOON offers Private Charters and Unique Event Series

February 23, 2015

Classic Motor Yacht FULL MOON is a lovely luxury yacht providing unique private yacht charters as well as event series through Karma Crew Yacht Charters, LLC (Karma Crew), a full-service charter company located in Boston, Massachusetts in New England.

Classic motor yacht FULL MOON

Classic motor yacht FULL MOON – Christian Pleva Images

Under new ownership and operated by Catherine Applegate, CEO, and Michael Murphy, COO and Captain, the FULL MOON is a vintage 1948 motor yacht designed and built by renowned Chicago shipwright, Henry C. Grebe. Grebe yachts were the symbol of ultimate success in the post–World War II economy. The yacht FULL MOON can be chartered by the hour and is Coast Guard approved to accommodate up to 39 passengers, allowing for flexibility in the size and scope of events.

“From frugal to fancy, Karma Crew Yacht Charters provides customized yachting experiences for special events with family and friends or memorable corporate gatherings,” comments Applegate. “With retro, classic style and updated features, we can accommodate just about any harbor adventure.”

Weedings aboard FULL MOON yacht

Weddings aboard FULL MOON yacht – Christian Pleva Images

Offering four unique, and intimate areas for guests to gather, the FULL MOON yacht can accommodate birthday parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and wedding ceremonies. Voyages have included trips to the Boston Harbor Islands and tours into the Charles River. Clients can enjoy the covered, open-air deck area for company celebrations and unique customer appreciation gatherings. Future plans for the yacht include a complete upgrade and renovation of the stateroom area, which will offer guests a charming bed and breakfast experience, a B&B at Sea, according to Applegate and Murphy.

Aboard FULL MOON yacht in Boston

Aboard FULL MOON yacht in Boston – Christian Pleva Images 

“One of the best ways to experience a historic city like Boston is from the harbor,” adds Murphy. “The Full Moon’s expansive bow provides the perfect setting for unmatched views of Downtown Boston and the USS Constitution at sunset. Our professional team offers a return to the golden days of yachting – with a modern twist.”

In addition to private charters, Karma Crew also hosts a regular series of unique voyages to suit a variety of interests. Upcoming events include Wine Tasting Wednesdays, Yachting to Yoga, Sunset Cruises with an oyster bar or sliders at Sea, and Good Day Mate Cruises with breakfast pies from KO Pie and Coffee tasting from Boston Brewin every Saturday at 9 and 11am out of Portside at East Pier. The yacht is also home to the “BOATique 4 A Week” – providing guests a personal shopping experience featuring clothing and accessories from “Etcetera.com”. The Spring/Summer collection is on board May 27 – June 3 and appointments are currently being scheduled.

For more information about Karma Crew Yacht Charters and the Full Moon yacht and, please or call 617.982.2767

First renderings of 84m Echo Trimaran Motor Yacht and her 46m Shadow Vessel

February 23, 2015

Australian superyacht manufacturer, Echo Yachts, is delighted to announce that work on their two new build projects – the 84m Echo trimaran motor yacht and her 46m shadow vessel – is on schedule and progressing well. For the first time, the shipyard is able to release official renderings of both projects.

84m Echo Trimaran Motor Yacht

84m Echo Trimaran Motor Yacht

Under construction at the company’s Henderson facility is an 84m Trimaran superyacht, due in 2017, and a 46m catamaran support vessel, due in the first quarter of 2016. Both projects are under construction for the same owner, with many years of ownership experience.

The 46m shadow vessel is a catamaran design that will be used as a support vessel for the 84m superyacht on its completion. Built in fibreglass with cutting edge vacuum infusion processes and high tech laminates, the vessel has been designed by LOMOcean in New Zealand to house a fleet of 11 watercraft including a 12m catamaran. An impressive strength to weight ratio will see the yacht able to efficiently cruise in a wide range of environments.

84m Echo Mega Yacht

84m Echo Mega Yacht

A large amount of design and engineering work was invested into the project prior to build work commencing to ensure a construction process that is extremely efficient without any compromise on quality. Focusing on R&D and harnessing innovation is a core goal of the yard, and the 46m project is a clear demonstration of the beneficial effects of this programme.

The 84m Echo Trimaran superyacht will be the latest in a long line of superyachts built for her owner and is the culmination of his many years of experience. Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, the yacht will not only be the biggest superyacht ever built in Australia, but also the largest tri-hulled superyacht ever built. Huge interior volumes will ensure ample living space on board for her 12 guests to take advantage of.

46m shadow vessel to 84m Echo Superyacht

46m shadow vessel to the 84m Echo Superyacht

These two new projects mark the start of a long-term market presence and strategy for the yard, which particularly specialises in large, custom projects. On completion of the 46m in the first quarter of 2016, Echo Yachts will have an 80m+ build slot available and are seeking inquiries for new build projects.

Yard management are confident that this opportunity represents an attractive prospect for owners looking to take advantage of both an attractive exchange rate on the Australian dollar and Echo Yacht’s offering of a high-quality, no fuss build.

Senior management and shareholders of Echo Yachts. (left to right) Mark Stothard, Jurien van Rongen and Nick Gardiner

Senior management and shareholders of Echo Yachts. (left to right) Mark Stothard, Jurien van Rongen and Nick Gardiner

Although a young operation, the combined expertise of its staff and their many decades of experience within the superyacht industry means that Echo Yachts is set to be a serious player in large yacht construction. Bringing together the team from Australia and around the world was a key consideration for company senior management Mark Stothard, Jurien van Rongen and Nick Gardiner. Their investment into selecting the right team is already paying dividends in the quality and on-schedule and on-budget builds of the two new projects.

With the yard able to build any hull form in aluminium, steel, composite, or a combination of these materials, it is more than qualified to meet the demands of any custom project. In addition to the strength and skillsets of the yard team, the Australian reputation for innovative high-quality construction makes Echo Yachts a particularly appealing option, especially for those based in the nearby Asia-Pacific where yacht ownership continues to rise in popularity.

Echo Yachts facility

Echo Yachts facility

The yard welcomes all enquiries, and looks forward to continuing to build its market presence in 2015.

Photos: 63m Mikhail S Vorontsov Yacht

February 19, 2015

Luxury sailing yacht Mikhail S Vorontsov (or M S Vorontsov) by Dream Ship Victory is an outstanding 63,5-metre all-wood classic schooner, launched at Balk Shipyard in February 2013. The breath-taking Mikhail S Vorontsov yacht is currently available for sale. Below are the photos of this jewel of the sea, moored alongside the 60m Feadship superyacht Rock.It (hull 687) in the Netherlands. The photos were taken by ‘Dutchmegayachts’.

Mega yacht Mikhail S Vorontsov alongside Feadship superyacht ROCK.IT moored in Alaskahaven, the Netherlands

Mega yacht Mikhail S Vorontsov moored alongside Feadship superyacht ROCK.IT

With a concept design by Valeriy G. Stepanenko and exterior styling by Ken Freivokh as well as Dykstra & Partners, mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov features an impressive 53-metre hull, built in laminated wood by Dream Ship Victory in Turkey. Balk Shipyard has been responsible for the outfitting and finishing of this majestic three-masted schooner to the highest possible superyacht standards.

Superyacht Mikhail S Vorontsov from above

Superyacht Mikhail S Vorontsov from above

Tahiti Yacht Charter aboard Sailing Yacht Lupa Of London

February 17, 2015

What better way to enjoy a Tahiti yacht charter than aboard the outstanding performance sailing yacht LUPA OF LONDON? Stretching out 24 metres in LOA, charter yacht LUPA OF LONDON (ex Rusalka) is a fantastic performance sailing yacht, with an easily driven hull, a power sail configuration and canting keel. She was launched in 2000 by Baltic Yachts to a design by Reichel Pugh and has since been meticulously maintained by her professional crew of three. She will arrive in Tahiti for an unforgettable French Polynesia yacht charter vacation in the South Pacific at the beginning of June and will remain in the area until September. In addition, Lupa of London’s exceptional performance has been confirmed during the RORC Transatlantic race, where she achieved the Line of Honours.

LUPA OF LONDON Sails

LUPA OF LONDON Sails

TAHITI YACHT VACATIONS

A paradise on Earth, spreading through the mountains of lush tropical foliage, beaches with soft white sand, lagoons with amazing coral reefs and warm crystal clear waters, Tahiti offers its visitors complete peace and tranquility from the hustle and the bustle of the every day life. Although French Polynesia is uncrowded, it still offers fantastic restaurants, clubs, bars, world-class resorts as well as colourful local culture with vibrant markets and specialty boutiques.

Raiatea - Photo by Alain Nyssen - Courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme

Raiatea - Photo by Alain Nyssen - Courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme

Tahiti is world renowned for the Tahitian black pearl which, as the legend says, was brought down to Earth on a rainbow by Ono, the God of peace and fertility who offered the black pearl to a gorgeous princess of Bora Bora as a sign of his devotion. Giving a black pearl to your loved one has since been regarded as a romantic gesture and a sign of eternal love.

Photo by Tim-Mckenna.com - Courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme

Photo by Tim-Mckenna.com - Courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme

The French archipelago lies in the midst of the Pacific Ocean and it is officially known as the Society Islands. Some of the most popular islands to explore aboard a Tahiti charter superyacht include Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora Bora and Huahane. Your charter itinerary could include a cruise to the breath-taking isle of Bora Bora, the Tuamotu Archipelago or the renowned and unspoiled Marquesas Islands.  Most of the islands of Tahiti are volcanic, surrounded by protective reefs abundant with sea life and colourful corals. There are also idyllic blue lagoons in which to anchor your sailing yacht and enjoy a few hours of snorkelling, diving or other fun water activities.

ABOUT LUXURY YACHT LUPA OF LONDON

The Baltic 78 luxury yacht LUPA OF LONDON offers accommodation to six charter guests in three lovely cabins. The master cabin is located aft of the saloon, spreading full width of the yacht and offering en suite shower and head. The two double cabins are located forward to the saloon, each featuring a head. The guest cabins have a shared shower.

LUPA OF LONDON Master

LUPA OF LONDON Master

Lupa Of London’s interior can be described as modern and elegant, created by R&J Design. The open plan saloon boasts a comfortable settee, a sofa and a formal dining table. Teak and holy inlaid floors, warm wood panels and crisp white soft furnishings provide this yacht with a feeling of spaciousness and minimalist look. Plenty of natural light is brought in by side ports and the overhead hatches.

LUPA OF LONDON Salon

LUPA OF LONDON Salon

The exterior offers exceptional deck areas; there are two cockpits, with the guest cockpit table being large enough to seat all of her guests for an al fresco dining experience prepared by Lupa of London yacht’s talented chef.

LUPA OF LONDON Cockpit

LUPA OF LONDON Cockpit

LUPA OF LONDON Gourmet Food

LUPA OF LONDON Gourmet Food

The dual helm cockpit situated aft is the centre of all the incredible sailing action. Sailing yacht LUPA OF LONDON boasts fantastic teak decks and flush hatches, which provide excellent space for relaxing and are perfect for performance sailing. The transom provides her charter guests with a swimming platform and an easy access to the water. Charter yacht LUPA OF LONDON offers a wide range of water toys, which includes kite surfing equipment.

LUPA OF LONDON Helm

LUPA OF LONDON Helm

Being a sloop rigged, sailing yacht LUPA OF LONDON boasts 338 square metres of sail upwind and 666 square metre sail area downwind. She is fitted with one Yanmar 170 hp engine, which allows her to reach a speed of 9-10 knots. LUPA OF LONDON has been constructed in with a pre-pregnated epoxy carbon fibre hull over a Nomex core, resulting in a light and responsive sailing yacht. Her hydraulic canting keel provides her with great increase in upwind performance. She has an outstanding racing portfolio, which includes the Line Honours and 1st place in IRC overall at the first RORC Transatlantic Race 2014 after 3037 nautical miles. In addition to yacht charter vacations, she is also available for select race charters.

If your are interested in chartering LUPA OF LONDON for a Tahiti yacht rental vacation or for a race, please contact our team of brokers for a full quote.

Photos of 62m Rossinavi superyacht FR031 under construction

February 17, 2015

Due to be launched in 2017, the impressive 62-metre superyacht FR031 is starting to take shape at the Rossinavi shipyard in Italy. Unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014, luxury motor yacht Hull FR031 is a beautiful semi-displacement vessel, boasting a helicopter deck and low fuel consumption at cruising speed. Below are the photos of Hull FR031 under construction, released by Rossinavi.

62m mega yacht FR031 taking shape at Rossinavi in Italy - Image credit to Rossinavi

62m mega yacht FR031 taking shape at Rossinavi in Italy - Image credit to Rossinavi

Works on Rossinavi Hull FR031 Yacht

Works on Rossinavi Hull FR031 Yacht - Image credit to Rossinavi

Motor yacht Hull FR031 by Rossinavi under construction

Motor yacht Hull FR031 by Rossinavi under construction - Image credit to Rossinavi

Photos: 47m Heesen motor yacht ASYA (YN 16947)

February 16, 2015

Luxury motor yacht ASYA (Project HE, YN 16947) is a striking 47-metre displacement vessel, launched by the premier Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts in December 2014. Mixing up beautiful traditional lines with a contemporary flair, superyacht ASYA features exterior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, with interior design by Bannenberg & Rowell. Below are the photos of ASYA moored in Hellevoetsluis, the Netherlands, following her sea trials. The photos were taken by ‘Dutchmegayachts’.

47m Heesen superyacht ASYA

47m Heesen superyacht ASYA (Project HE, YN 16947)

ASYA superyacht - front view

ASYA superyacht - front view

Luxury yacht ASYA - aft view

Luxury yacht ASYA - aft view

Motor yacht ASYA - side view

Motor yacht ASYA - side view

Heesen Yacht ASYA

Heesen Yacht ASYA

Last Minute Caribbean, Bahamas and British Virgin Islands yacht charter

February 12, 2015

Let us help you to organise your last minute Caribbean, Bahamas or British Virgin Islands yacht charter and enjoy the last of this winter’s yachting season with your family, friends or colleagues in style, luxury and comfort. Motor yacht ONE MORE TOY, super yacht COCKTAILS and two fantastic catamarans THE BIG DOG and LIR are only a few of the many charter yachts available at a special rate. Contact us for the full VIP list of last minute specials in the Caribbean or anywhere around the world.

Bahamas - Photo credit to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Bahamas - Photo credit to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

47,24m (155ft) Motor Yacht ONE MORE TOY

Luxury yacht ONE MORE TOY boasts of classic beauty, exquisite style and elegance. She is currently offering a reduced rate of US$125,000 per week plus expenses for any Caribbean yacht vacations during the month of February, for charters of 7 days or more. One More Toy offers a generous main saloon, with large panoramic windows providing for plenty of natural light and beautiful views of her surroundings.

Yacht ONE MORE TOY

Yacht ONE MORE TOY

The fabulous sun deck is well equipped for day time use, with a Catalina hot tub, sun pads and a gas barbecue. There is also a wet bar with five stools and a refrigerator. Charter guests can enjoy sun deck cocktails and canapés relaxing on the U-shaped bench with seating for eight, or the eight chaise lounges with cushions and teak side tables. For guests’ convenience there is an elevator connecting all decks on board. Read more about ONE MORE TOY yacht here…

Yacht ONE MORE TOY -  Sundeck Hot Tub

Yacht ONE MORE TOY - Sundeck Hot Tub

47m (157ft) Super Yacht COCKTAILS

Built by American yacht builder Trinity Yachts, the 47m super yacht COCKTAILS offers all of the luxuries charter guests and discerning clients could wish for. She is available for Caribbean or Bahamas yacht charter during the months of February and March, 2015 at a reduced rate of US$175,000 per week plus expenses. Her spacious interior features traditional styling with natural timbers well balanced with fine marble, glass and bespoke art throughout.

Motor Yacht COCKTAILS

Motor Yacht COCKTAILS

COCKTAILS yacht is well equipped for fantastic entertainment both indoors and out. Her upper deck skylounge is accessible from starboard side foyer and represents a great entertaining venue. There is a comfortable lounge, a games table, wet bar, day head as well as full visual and audio systems. Included in her features list is an impressive array of large TV monitors which are all capable of split-screen displays, data overlays, and the like. She is a true entertainment palace and boasts one of the most advanced electrical entertainment systems around. The main deck of the saloon provides a shaded deck space, with outdoor lounge seating, cocktail tables and a wet bar. The upper deck has an alfresco dining option, ample seating and a shaded area. Read more about COCKTAILS yacht here…

Luxury Yacht COCKTAILS -   Aft Deck

Luxury Yacht COCKTAILS - Aft Deck

18,9m (62ft) Catamaran Yacht THE BIG DOG

Refitted in 2014, catamaran yacht THE BIG DOG is a fantastic option for those looking for a smaller yet spacious vessel. Catamarans are renowned for their spaciousness and stability, and this vessel is no exception. With accommodation in four cabins, eight charter guests will find comfort and a great retreat aboard THE BIG DOG. She is currently offering a 15% discount of any British Virgin Islands yacht charters taken before March 7th, 2015.

THE BIG DOG catamaran

THE BIG DOG catamaran

This catamaran offers light and airy interior in a contemporary style. Warm woods and rich blue furnishings create a lovely nautical theme and relaxed ambience. The open-plan saloon is well suited for socialising and offers an L-shaped sofa and formal dining on the starboard side, with a complete wet bar to port. The spacious aft deck provides an excellent entertaining venue with an al fresco dining option. Read more about THE BIG DOG yacht here…

THE BIG DOG catamaran - Alfresco dining

THE BIG DOG catamaran - Alfresco dining

20,44m (67ft) Charter Catamaran LIR

This Victoria 67 catamaran yacht LIR is another exceptional yacht offering a 15% discount on the all-inclusive rates  during the month of February for any Caribbean boat rental vacation. Accommodation for 8 charter guests is spread between four comfortable cabins with fresh, modern interior. LIR is well suited for families or groups of friends, wishing to sail in style and ultimate comfort.

Luxury catamaran LIR

Luxury catamaran LIR

LIR’s open plan living areas invite charter guests to completely unwind. The main saloon offers a generous seating area, coffee table and TV entertainment system and on the starboard side there is a modern galley. Aft of the saloon, sliding glass doors open out onto the guest cockpit, creating a vast entertainment area, which includes plenty of seating, a large teak dining table as well as side and aft sun pads and shade. For more information about LIR yacht read here or check out this interesting interview with Captain Chris Stollery…

Luxury catamaran LIR

Luxury catamaran LIR

CARIBBEAN YACHT VACATIONS

There is no wonder why the Caribbean is one of the most popular yachting destinations in the world. Renowned for the beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, warm winds as well as the interesting cultures, it represents the perfect destination to be explored and enjoyed aboard a luxury yacht. With the huge selection of destinations and islands, your Caribbean boat rental vacation itinerary will be created based on your dreams and desires and could include popular destinations such as Antigua, St Barths, Anguilla, St Martin, the British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands or the Grenadines. However, you could choose to avoid these popular places and embark on an exploration of the less known, more exotic islands of the Caribbean. Our charter brokers are at your complete disposal in creating your dream holiday and will be happy to assist you with the right choices in terms of yachts as well as destinations.

Anegada - Photograph credit to BVI Tourist Board

Anegada - Photograph credit to BVI Tourist Board

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS YACHT CHARTER

‘BVI Yacht Charter’ is amongst the most popular yachting vacations in the Caribbean, offering relaxed sailing, lovely places for snorkelling as well as breath-taking beaches. British Virgin Islands are also a sought-after destination for many mega yachts and luxury superyachts thanks to the unparalleled beauty of its anchorages and serenity. BVI is made up of around 50 volcanic islands, cays and islets providing a varied and large sailing area to discover. Some of the most popular destinations in the British Virgin Islands include Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Anegada, Virgin Gorda or the Norman Island.

Kayaking in the BVI - Photographs © BVI Tourist Board

Kayaking in the BVI - Photographs © BVI Tourist Board

BAHAMAS  BOAT RENTAL

Spreading over more than 700 islands and many more cays, the Bahamas boasts vast areas to cruise and enjoy aboard a luxury charter yacht. The alluring sea is undoubtedly the most important feature of this paradise on earth, rimmed by some of the most spectacular coral reefs on earth. The reefs offer natural protection from the lashing waves of the open sea and they also provide shelter to many small marine species. Diving and snorkelling is one of the many activities yacht charterers engage in, in addition to various water sports activities offered by their boats in terms of water toys and equipment. There are numerous natural wonders to be discovered including Harrison’s Cave, the Orchid World, Whim Gully or the Andromeda Gardens.

Kayak in Eleuthera - Photo credit to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Kayak in Eleuthera - Photo credit to Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

If you are interested in more information or would like to enquire about other destinations around the world, please don’t hesitate to contact our experienced and professional team of brokers here.

New renderings of 33m Yachting Developments superyacht Hull 1012

February 10, 2015

Construction of the 33,5m superyacht Hull 1012, due to be delivered in just over a year, is progressing well at Yachting Developments in New Zealand. The shipyard is now able to release new exterior renderings of the sailing yacht Hull 1012 project, superbly penned by Frers Naval Architecture.

Rendering of the 33m Yachting Developments superyacht Hull 1012

Rendering of the 33m Yachting Developments superyacht Hull 1012

Luxury yacht Hull 1012 will be an elegant performance ocean cruising sloop, with an interior by Adam Lay Studio. In build for experienced owners and their family, her lifting keel will allow access to remote, shallow waters the world over.

Luxury sailing yacht Hull 1012

Luxury sailing yacht Hull 1012

Yachting Developments is now fully established in their new Hobsonville yard site, following the official move in December 2015. The increased capacity the new facility offers is proving invaluable with the company’s busy yacht, refit and commercial order books.

Hull 1012 superyacht - aft view

Hull 1012 superyacht - aft view

In addition to Hull 1012 yacht, other work underway at the yard includes a 37ft Bakewell-White race boat (YD37) due to launch for her Kiwi owner in March 2015, and a confidential 36ft project for European owners due in May 2015.

Hull 1012 Yacht - aft view

Hull 1012 Yacht - aft view

In the refit and restoration division a long-term refit project on the 22m Windhaven is also in progress. Designed and built by Col Wild in the 1940s, this iconic New Zealand yacht had been out of the water in various states of refit for more than a decade before being taken to Yachting Developments 18 months ago. The yard was chosen by her Kiwi owner thanks to their strong affiliation with classic boats and experience in this type of project.

Sailing yacht Hull 1012 under construction

Sailing yacht Hull 1012 under construction

Works on Hull 1012 Yacht

Works on Hull 1012 Yacht

Complementing their construction work, Yachting Developments is always proud to follow and support the activity of their fleet around the globe. Many of the YD fleet are keen participants on the regatta scene and at the recent New Zealand Millennium Cup 2015 (21-23 January 2015), hosted for the first time in the Bay of Islands, no less than three Yachting Developments projects lined up to race.

22m sailing yacht Windhaven at Yachting Developments

22m sailing yacht Windhaven at Yachting Developments

As a silver sponsor of the event Yachting Developments was delighted to witness 37m charter yacht Bliss, 33.8m superyacht Silvertip and iconic local boat 25m sailing yacht Steinlager 2 in action on their home waters. After some close fought racing Bliss came a very close second to eventual winner 50m super yacht Silencio, with Steinlager 2 winning the Pacific Cup division on the event.

Below is a short video showing the laminating of the 33,5m super yacht Hull 1012 by Yachting Developments: